Paul McCain has written a post on why blogs fail (which I find interesting as I have consider folding this blog). These are his main points:

  1. They offer little more than constant axe-grinding and carping on a particular subject.
  2. They lack focus and purpose.
  3. They indulge too much in playing to the crowd.
  4. They do not serve the niche they are trying to reach.
  5. They are not comfortable in “their own skin.”
  6. They are insincere or desperate cries for attention.
  7. They don’t have a plan for regular posting. 

See full post here (HT: Justin Taylor).

Let me confess where I fail: 2, 3, 4, and 5. So how do I reamp this blog going into 2010 to make it a valuable use of my time?